Artiste dot art
Create this funky dot print using Artiste Acrylic Paints. It’s an absolute show-stopper, sure to add some cool to your craft projects. Created with tools you’d find around the house, this is a super-easy, fuss-free technique! It’s also perfect for doing with kids!
1. Select a base colour from the range of Artiste Acrylic Paints and dilute with a tiny bit of water. In this project, Artiste Frosted Mint Pearl Acrylic paint has been used, but the colour and finish is up to you!
2. Cover a thick sheet of paper with the shade, using a wide paintbrush. Allow time to dry and then repeat the process so that the colour really pops.
3. Apply a splatter effect with a second colour choice; if you match this colour with the first you’ll add a textured feel to the background. In this instance, Artiste Acrylic Paint in Metallic Emerald Green has been used. Dilute with a small amount of water and gently splatter the paint, using a toothbrush. This can be a bit messy, so it’s best to protect the area you’re working on. Allow to dry.
4. Once dry, select a few contrasting colours of paint and dilute with a spot of water. Apply paint by dipping in a cotton bud and placing large dots of colour onto the lower section of the paper.
5. Remove the cotton from the tip so that you are left with a plastic stick. Continue to create circles throughout the page with your range of colours, make sure the circles continue to get smaller as you paint upwards. You can cover your artwork with as many or as few dots as you would like, then simply allow to dry.
6. Fill the centre of your dots with a contrasting colour. If the circle is very small, use one of our Artiste Permanent Dual Tip Pens, as the thin nib will allow for precision.
Project and how-to instructions by Donna Potter. Originally featured in the June issue (83) of docrafts Creativity magazine.